This is one of the oldest museums in France… but also one of the most uncommon ones! Created in 1766 with the veterinary school it houses, the Musée Fragonard presents 250 years of veterinary medicine archives. But careful, the museum is not for the faint of heart.
Whether you love dark tourism or are fascinated by veterinary medicine, this original museum will captivate you. In turns, you will discover the anatomy of animals over centuries of studies, including skeletons and pathologies – often very old. Some window displays also house impressive cases and in the collections of this uncommon museum, you can find malformations such as the two-headed veal or the five-legged sheep.
One of the rooms is devoted to the famous “écorchés de Fragonard” – Fragonard skinned creatures. This is a display of Honoré Fragonard’s work, a famous French anatomist the museum has been named after, whose preservation technique enabled to immortalize human and animal mummies. 21 of these exceptional pieces are to be discovered in this museum, including the Horseman of the Apocalypse. But caution, once again, it is NOT for the faint of heart.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 2 September 2020
Musée Fragonard - Maisons-Alfort
7 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
94700 Maisons Alfort
moins de 26 ans: Free
Entrée avec audioguide: €8